California jury says Bayer must pay $2 billion…

FILE PHOTO: The Bayer AG logo sits on display at the headquarters in La Garenne-Colombes, near Paris, France, May 13, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (Reuters) - A California jury on Monday awarded more than $2 billion…

To Message Bus or Not: Distributed Systems Design…

Distributed system design is hard. There are many decisions that you need to make in the architecture early that have long reaching impacts. One of these decisions is how systems will communicate. Will components expose…

A Spoon That Shakes To Counteract Hand Tremors

The Liftware device, shown here as an early prototype (left) and the final design, starts up automatically when it's lifted from the table. There's no "on" switch to fumble with. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption toggle…

The humble receipt gets a brilliant redesign

[Photo: courtesy Susie Lu]A new concept by designer Susie Lu does just that. At her day job, Lu is a senior data visualization engineer at Netflix. In her spare time, she both paints landscapes and…

NetHack 3.6.2

NetHack 3.6.2: NetHack Home Page Congratulations adventurer! Your quest is at an end for you have reached the home of NetHack. Within, the Wizard of Yendor has no power, the Oracle speaks with utmost clarity,…

The Cost of Fixing Things

Fall in Seoul In September, I disappeared in Seoul and caused everyone who cares about me to think I was having some kind of breakdown. I deactivated my Twitter account, and refused to engage with…